Thursday, March 30, 2017

Featured photos of mine

Just sharing a post from Jeepney Press spring issue  ... 
Thanks to my friend Irene for featuring my 3 sakura photos in her article about cherry blossoms.
Nice souvenir 🌸

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Interesting Thatched Roof Village with majestic Mt. Fuji view

It's holiday ... wondering where I can go ... 
so i tried to search and found this 
Saiko Iyashi no Sato no Nenba in Yamanashi.  
I got interested ... and drove there right away! 

It is a small charming village ... 
an open air museum and traditional craft village.
and the view of Mt. Fuji is a bonus. 

Some of the houses have exhibits, 
art galleries, handicrafts and displays of local art works. 

 There are some restaurants too where you can enjoy some of their native dishes.

 Matcha flavour my favorite!!! 

The village was destroyed by landslides in 1966 ... 
they rebuild it about 10 years ago.  
Overall ... i had a nice experience here ...
interesting and relaxing place.
What a great day!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lovely flowers that pleases me

Thanks be to God ... He finally allow me to have another part time job ... it's only a 3 hours night shift work in a hotel ... i am still in the period of adjustments ... this is not the type of work i like but it can't be helped ... i need this one to keep me busy ... i just wish that the Lord will give me more strength and courage to hang tough with this one!  lol! 
On my second day of work ... i got this lovely flower arrangement ... thanks, something that pleases me then !  これからも、頑張ります! Fight Mel fight!!!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Shitamachi Museum

Back in time ... at Shitamachi museum or Shitamachi Fuzoku Shiryokan located in Ueno, Taito, Tokyo. 
Shitamachi is an area around Ueno and Asakusa where the ordinary Japanese used to live since Edo generation.
The museum is all about the traditional culture life of Shitamachi.
Replica of the merchant shop

old candy store

refreshments store 
It's a game set ...not food!!!

Sento or public bath

typical old Japanese room
exhibition of Shitamachi's way of life as late as 1940's.
nostalgic sewing machine
blacksmith display 

tea time! 

laundry area




An afternoon sleep on sakura tree branch at Ueno Park

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Digital Art Exhibition

An amusing digital art exhibition in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
Theme is about Japanese food and art.


Japanese typical food 

Dining area

 Too expensive but worth visiting.